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Community School Classes Cancelled for Spring Semester

Classes held at New Hope-Solebury High School and other locations have been cancelled for the Spring semester. All students received refunds issued directly to their credit cards. We appreciate the support of our students and will strive to provide classes of interest in the future.

Videos, Links and More from Community School Instructors:

Instructors for the Community School are committed to sharing their expertise with our students. Below are links to videos to view for free.

Attached is a presentation on Puerto Rico for the Spanish Immersion class taught by Nan Nagg. Presenters - spouses Sonia Castillo and Julio Torres created this powerpoint presentation and look forward to the day when the class can assemble and they can present it in person- speaking in Spanish!


Vallada Koasayaphan, who teaches Thai and other cooking, has been kind enough to share her video tutorial for making Pad Thai. Please click on the link below and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmA2sSDO5BQ&t=74s 

Tejal Kothari, who teaches Indian Vegetarian Cooking, has graciously provided the attached video tutorial for making Chickpea Curry. Please click on the link below and enjoy!



Watercolor Painting instructor Robert Sussna has kindly offered a new tutorial for Graded Washes his Youtube page. , and has been kind enough to share this with our students.  Please click on the link below to access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw-mII1tZQ8

Instructor Leanne Purkis, of Magic Art Studio, is offering free art classes for kids and adults every Monday at 10 am  and Wednesday at 4 pm on Facebook Live. She’s also offering Zoom classes, with students purchasing art kids to go through her website. See links for Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leanne.MagicArtsStudio/ and the Magic Art Studio website http://www.magicartsstudio.com/art-kits-to-go.html

Speaking with Confidence instructor Cate Conti shared her handouts for that class. Please click on this link: 


Hola! Instructor Nan Nagg designed a Spanish 104 Immersion class to feature members of the community presenting – in Spanish- special things about their heritage and culture. One of these speakers, Cristina Lavin, has been good enough to share her video on making Guacomole! Please click on this link.


Toxic Free Webinar from Alyssa Walters. Ms. Walters teaches Cleaning the Air with Essential Oils for the Community School. Click on the link below and enter Password to watch: toxicfree


Watercolor instructor Robert Sussna provides three brief tutorials on his Youtube page, and has been kind enough to share this with our students.  Please click on the link below to access:


Robbin Farr, who teaches Creative Writing, shared the following information: River Heron Review is posting a writing prompt a day for the entire month of April. The prompt is updated each day and includes a visual/image. It is free. We also have…for anyone with school aged children, a very good guide to teaching literacy skills at home, also free. Here are the links: 

Prompts:  https://www.riverheronreview.com/poetry-month-prompts

Literacy:  https://www.riverheronreview.com/literacy-skill-activities-free


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The Community School was founded in 1978 as an independent, non-profit organization. Most classes are held evenings at New Hope-Solebury High School, 182 W. Bridge St. in New Hope. Spring semester runs March 16 to mid June 2020, with classes beginning throughout the semester. See our brochures in local newspaper inserts or our website at www.csnhs.org or call 215-297-0500.

Email NancyLawson@CSNHS.org or call her at 215-297-0500 for more information or to register.

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The Community School of New Hope-Solebury offers continuing education through creative, physical, and intellectual opportunities.


Please Note!! NEW Entrance & Parking area for CSNHS Classes.  

We are now using the new Main Entrance of New Hope-Solebury High School. Use the long driveway next to the Living Earth off of Bridge Street, then proceed to the rear Athletic Parking area for the new Main High School entrance - SEE MAPS & PHOTOS on the FAQ page,(click here).



Refund Policy Revised: Recognizing how busy you all are and that you might therefore be reluctant to register while your future plans are still uncertain, we have revised our Refund Policy to allow full refunds up to the day before class starts. See the details under FAQ. So - why not Register now!  


 GOOD NEWS! A GREAT NEW GIFT IDEA! Gift Certificates for Birthdays, Anniversaries (come together) or most any other occasion; your gift recipient can use them for a class they choose and whenever they choose to take it See FAQ for more information or e-mail info@csnhs.org or call 215-297-0500.


Community School Registration:

If your email address has changed since you last registered, please log in using your old email address and then update the changes to your profile for future access.

We welcome new and returning students to our new website and registration system. For your convenience and ours, we have invested in acquiring a much more user friendly and free online registration system. See "FAQ - Ways to Register" for details.

There is no fee for telephone registration or for online or any other forms of registration. We suggest that you try the convenient online system first, if you have any problem you can always call and then use the operator assisted registration if necessary at 215-297-0500 weekdays between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Messages left on the system will receive a call back within 24 hours. You can also send an e-mails to info@csnhs.org for prompt assistance with your registration. 


Course Catalog:

The new paper version of the Course Catalog for the Fall 2019 semester will be available in mid August and on this website; about 62,000 copies of our 28 page Course catalog will be inserted in the Bucks County Herald (8/23 & 9/13) , Doylestown Intelligencer & Courier Times (8/28), Advance of Bucks County (Newtown & Yardley - 9/14), Hopewell Valley News (Lambertville, Titusville, Hopewell & Pennington - 9/14), ICON Magazine (9/1) and distributed locally.

Browse the "Catalog" tab and detailed course descriptions or view the downloadable PDF version available via the panel at the right.

If you know a keyword (e.g, Italian) or the course code (2 letters/3 digits) for the courses you are interested in, use the "Catalog Search" or the "Quick Purchase" panel on the right to quickly go there. The "Advanced Search" gives you more possibilities (e.g., 1 session only classes or classes that are held on Wednesday, etc.)

If you have any questions about the courses or anything else call Nancy Lawson at 215-297-0500 or send an email to info@CSNHS.org

Schedule, etc.

To see the schedule of all classes please click on the “Calendar” tab. Class details and registration capability will become available when you click on a class; or select and register for your classes from the Catalog.

Directions to the New Hope-Solebury High School with Parking Instructions and access to a MapQuest map for directions are available on the FAQ page

The Community School of New Hope-Solebury was established in 1978 as an independent adult school; we now serve more than 1,000 students each year. We are proud and appreciative of our long association with The New Hope-Solebury School District; most of our classes are held at the New Hope-Solebury High School at 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938.

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